Juvenile Crimes. Legal news and articles for April 26 - 27, 2012

Children reoffend as system goes softMan, juvenile charged in shooting of 2 near Des Moines schoolShould Felony Suspect Be Charged As An Adult Or Juvenile?Red Lake tribal officials seek uses for juvenile detention centerAwareness of rights, resources is goal of crime victims' weekSpecial Report: Juvenile DetentionUS finds discrimination in Memphis juvenile courtsProbation officer: Juvenile accused in shooting death has threatened officersRed Lake tribal officials frustrated by dispute that keeps detention center ...WRIC Richmond News and Weather - Convicted Warlord Used "Blood Diamonds" To ...Should Felony Suspect Be Charged As An Adult Or Juvenile?Study says Tenn. juvenile court discriminatesWill: Young criminals deserve a lifeTaping teens get reduced chargesThird of juvenile offenders reoffend

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Colorado bill would strip DAs' ability to charge some kids as adults
Denver PostApril 1, 2012

But a motion from Patterson's defense attorney suggested he's done well in the youth prison to which he was sentenced, attaining his GED and seeking opportunities to talk to his peers about the dangers of drinking and driving. Colorado Criminal Defense...more »

Crime/Accidents for April 9
Marshall IndependentApril 9, 2012

MARSHALL - A juvenile female was reported as a runaway in an incident reported at 9:34 pm Saturday on the 1100 block of Birch Street, Marshall Police said. MARSHALL - A burglary incident reported at 9:27 pm Saturday on the 700 block of North 4th Street ...more »

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Children reoffend as system goes soft
Sydney Morning HeraldApril 27, 2012

Autoplay OnOff Video feedback Video settings MORE than half the children who commit a crime are reconvicted within a decade - most on multiple occasions - highlighting a fundamental failing in the juvenile justice system. A Herald investigation also ...more »

Man, juvenile charged in shooting of 2 near Des Moines school
DesMoinesRegister.comApril 27, 2012

A juvenile (not pictured) also was charged related to the crime. / Polk County Sheriff Des Moines police arrested two men in Thursday night's shooting that sent two people to the hospital. Angel Martinez, 20, and Mario Perez, 16, were taken into ...more »

Should Felony Suspect Be Charged As An Adult Or Juvenile?
WOWTApril 27, 2012

He's a habitual criminal. by Do him a Favor! on Apr 27, 2012 at 07:30 AM He is not doing petty crimes that would justify Juvenile court. He obviously isn't learning any lessons. Do him a FAVOR and give him the consequences he deserves!more »

Red Lake tribal officials seek uses for juvenile detention center
Bemidji PioneerApril 27, 2012

The $2 million juvenile center sits behind the tribe's main criminal justice complex in Red Lake. A 13000-square-foot building paid for by the US Department of Justice, it was designed to provide minimum security detention for up to 24 juveniles.more »

Awareness of rights, resources is goal of crime victims' week
The Shawano LeaderApril 27, 2012

Heling mostly deals with the juvenile perpetrators of crime, but when it comes to making recommendations to the court about the fate of those juveniles, the wants and needs of crime victims come significantly into play. Victim statements, she said, ...more »

Special Report: Juvenile Detention
KIMTApril 27, 2012

ROCHESTER, MN--Serious crime seems to be happening more frequently, and those in the jail and justice system say teens and juveniles are a big part of that puzzle. And unfortunately when young people break the law, they need to kept somewhere safe.more »

US finds discrimination in Memphis juvenile courts
Chicago TribuneApril 27, 2012

Juveniles prosecuted as adults are more prone to commit new crimes after release, he said. In addition to racial and ethnic discrimination, the report said it found other problems in the Memphis and Shelby County juvenile justice system.more »

Probation officer: Juvenile accused in shooting death has threatened officers
Austin American-StatesmanApril 27, 2012

Travis County prosecutors are attempting to convince Judge W. Jeanne Meurer that there is probable cause the youth committed the crimes and that he is sufficiently mature for his case to be moved. The American-Statesman is not identifying the suspect ...more »

Red Lake tribal officials frustrated by dispute that keeps detention center ...
Minnesota Public RadioApril 26, 2012

The $2 million juvenile center sits behind the tribe's main criminal justice complex in Red Lake. A 13000-square-foot building paid for by the US Department of Justice, it was designed to provide minimum security detention for up to 24 juveniles.more »

WRIC Richmond News and Weather - Convicted Warlord Used "Blood Diamonds" To ...
WRICApril 26, 2012

AP Sports News Video Entertainment News from AP Entertainment News from AP Release from the City of Richmond: Mayor Dwight C. Jones announced today that the city of Richmond will close the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center and place most operational ...more »

Should Felony Suspect Be Charged As An Adult Or Juvenile?
WOWTApril 26, 2012

His lawyer asked the judge to consider moving the cases to juvenile court. "He was barely 16 at the time these crimes occurred, part, some of the crimes occurred prior to his 16th birthday, he's too young in my opinion for district court,” said ...more »

Study says Tenn. juvenile court discriminates
UPI.comApril 26, 2012

The court failed "to provide constitutionally required due process [including a reading of Miranda rights] to all children appearing for delinquency proceedings ... [and] the court's administration of juvenile justice discriminates against ...more »

Will: Young criminals deserve a life
Cincinnati.comApril 26, 2012

It certainly is unusual: Although 2300 current prisoners have been sentenced to life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles (age 17 or younger), just 79 prisoners are serving sentences of life without parole for crimes committed when they ...more »

Taping teens get reduced charges
Columbus TelegramApril 26, 2012

The Telegram generally doesn't report the names of juveniles charged with crimes in juvenile court and often withholds the names of parents to avoid identifying juvenile victims. The Telegram also generally reports the names of juveniles who have been ...more »

Third of juvenile offenders reoffend
The IndependentApril 26, 2012

"We are introducing reforms to break the cycle of youth offending including robust intervention, increasing the use of restorative justice and supporting local programmes which better tackle the root causes of youth crime and reoffending.more »

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